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Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Sandwich, MA
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Old Cape Cod

Rt. 6A is a scenic way to see Cape Cod. Lots of small shops, restaurants, some with lobsters on the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Decaf7
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Nice drive

Good leisurely drive with nice towns to visit along the way. Not much view of the water, but the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
eatbread
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America, including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. Many of the homes and churches along this tree-shaded road are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.If you are interested in seeing what Cape Cod looked like before tourists discovered it, and want to visit some of the best quaint, little shops in New England, Route 6A is the place to be.
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“beautiful drive” (20 reviews)
“antique shops” (18 reviews)
“cape cod” (77 reviews)
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Sandwich, MA
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rt. 6A is a scenic way to see Cape Cod. Lots of small shops, restaurants, some with lobsters on the roof!!! So much to see and do; can be slow but fun if you are not in a rush. Definitely don't do this on a...More

2  Thank Decaf7
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good leisurely drive with nice towns to visit along the way. Not much view of the water, but the old villages with traditional homes are very interesting.

Thank eatbread
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun activity for the grandkids, prices were reasonable. Be prepared, they don’t accept credit cards. I had to pack up three kids and go find an ATM

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this ride. I didn’t have time to stop in any of the shops but I would have liked to

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best road trips to take. Stop off in Plymouth first for breakfast, then take all the little roads to the left.

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Driving Rt. 6A is a slow and scenic way to see Cape Cod. Lots of small shops, local businesses, and a taste of Cape Cod before the mid-cape highway was the way to go. This is a nice way to get a taste of Cape...More

1  Thank CapeUW
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to take this route and avoid the main highway. It was decidedly a good idea. We did this during a time of heavy rain and it was still beautiful. In early June, the rhododendrons were blooming and the green of the trees...More

1  Thank RJK_Chicago
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Nice alternative to the main highway that takes you through a number of pretty towns. Be aware that there are many speed restrictions so count on taking some time

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

After enjoying our hot pastrami sandwiches from The Deli in Sandwich, our family drove the entire length of Route 6A and discovered many scenic vistas, beautiful beaches, dunes, quaint New England towns, and historic homes along the way. There are many side streets to visit...More

2  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

6A is a great for a scenic cruise. It begins in Sagamore, and will take you all the way to the Orleans rotary, or roundabout. From this point, you can travel on to Provincetown, Orleans, and Chatham.

1  Thank David L
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Hope H
April 3, 2018|
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Response from c00perjam | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October which is the off-season so there were very few cars. We spent a few hours and didn't have many stops because many of the shops and restaurants were closed for the season.
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March 2, 2017|
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Response from FYIWorld | Property representative |
The Sandwich Line travels along route 6A through historical downtown Sandwich and route 28 to Hyannis. Passengers may board the Sandwich Line at any of the scheduled bus stops or they may flag the bus down anywhere along the... More
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